Patti LuPone, now enjoying the fruits of Noises Off, her first Broadway hit in some years, will take a 24-hour break from that show on Feb. 28, when she plays a solo concert date at Carnegie Hall. The show, which is new, is called "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda." The concert's song list will include numbers from Hair, Bye, Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Peter Pan, Oklahoma!, The Music Man, Company and A Little Night Music. The thematic focus is musical roles LuPone wished she could have played. A 36-piece orchestra conducted by Rob Fisher will back her up. The show is conceived and Directed by Scott Wittman.
The new show has no relation to "Matters of the Heart," the concert Lupone performed across the U.S, in Australia and at the Donmar Warehouse in London, and brought to Lincoln Center Theater for an extended run in fall 2000. That show featured everything from Rodgers and Hammerstein ("I'm In Love with A Wonderful Guy") to Randy Newman ("Real Emotional Girl") to Stephen Sondheim ("Being Alive") to John Bucchino ("Playbill") to Judy Collins ("My Father") to Gilbert O'Sullivan ("Alone Again (Naturally)").
Tickets are $21 to $79, available at the Carnegie Hall box office, by calling CARNEGIECHARGE at (212) 247-8000, or on-line by visiting www.carnegiehall.org